Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Addressing the urgent challenges we face in air and water quality, human health, climate change, as well as green technology through the integration of research, education, and outreach.

Welcome to AirUCI

AirUCI is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) located at the University of California, Irvine. We are a multidisciplinary environmental research team dedicated to understanding and solving issues related to air pollution, climate change, water quality, and green technology — locally and globally — and their effects on human health and well-being.

To achieve these ambitious goals, our world-renowned research group has come together to form an integrated team of researchers, engineers, and health scientists whose focus is to elucidate the fundamental science and impacts of pollution, energy, and climate change and their effects on society and on our planet.

Our award-winning team conducts collaborative, fundamental research into the critical environmental and associated health issues of our time, using cutting-edge technology and scientific and engineering approaches that are state-of-the-art.

Simulations of
Air / Water
Pollution & Climate

Chemistry,
Processes, &
Measurements

Energy Sources
& Pollutant
Emissions

Health
Effects

 

News Flash

Fri, 12/01/2017
Lower income housing is often energy inefficient.  Poor neighborhoods lack trees, plants, and greenbelts, a factor that can affect cooling. AirUCI Faculty Jack Brouwer is leading a team that...
Thu, 11/30/2017
AirUCI faculty Scott Samuelsen, director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center at UCI, is quoted in an article in the New York Times describing how hydrogen fuel cells are being used to power...
Tue, 11/28/2017
AirUCI co-Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts and UCI Chemistry Professor Nien-Hui Ge were included a virtual issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry in honor of the 150th birthday of Marie...

Event Announcements

Tue, 01/23/2018
AirUCI faculty Alex Guenther will speak at the UCI Physical Sciences Breakfast Lecture Series on January 23, 2018.  The lecture will be held at the UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom from 7:30...